With Battlefield 3 only a week away now it seems only fair that we rewind almost exactly a year and look at their other shooter. Remember Medal of Honor? You should, the reboot released almost exactly a year ago, and was seemingly EA’s first attempt at taking on the nigh unstoppable Call of Duty franchise. People are making a big deal of them putting Battlefield 3 right in CoD’s release window this year but Medal of Honor did it last year, just with less flair.
In fact there was almost no build up for the title, something EA seem to have overcorrected for with this year’s exceptionally long advertising campaign for Battlefield. They’ve clearly learned from their mistakes and worked out that if they’re going to gun for CoD then they really need to go all out.
Anyway, onto the game itself. We were fairly warm about the game in our review last year, scoring the shooter at 8/10. That’s nothing to be sniffed at, particularly for the first Medal of Honor game in longer than I can remember. Here’s what we had to say about it:
Medal of Honor’s leap to the current has been handled well – there’s a solid single player here with some stunning set pieces and the clever Tier 1 mode will no doubt see some serious competition down the line. However, the real star appears to be the multiplayer mode, which despite limited playtesting looks to offer an entirely fresh portion of the game. Activision might have a Call of Duty just around the corner, but hardcore shooter fans will find enough to enjoy with EA’s pre-emptive strike to make the purchase more than worthwhile.
Now although we liked it, I suspect there may be some of you who don’t quite share our opinion. If you feel like we’re wrong, or even if you feel like we’re right, head over to the forums, leaving us your thoughts on the game. Whilst we’re not going to discount longer reviews, please remember that the aim is for short, snappy opinions. More than that we simply don’t have the time to wade through longer reviews, so if you want to have your opinion included in the verdict post try to keep it short.
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